|Black Wool Hat Express (here) | Black Princess Coat Steve Madden (here) | True White Portofino Shirt Express (here) | Navy and Black Color Block High Waist Skirt Express (here) | Crystal Statement Necklace Express | Black Scarf Marc Jacobs Neiman Marcus x Target | Silver Bow Bracelet Kate Spade (here) | Silver and Black Bracelets Forever 21 | Black Thigh High Boots Nine West (old/similar here) | Le Rouge 307 Grenat Initie Lipstick Givenchy (here)|
I am not sure how you feel about rainy days, but I tend to think as I am half-asleep how I'll be able to put an outfit together that is warm yet stylish when I never anticipated rain in the first place. (My other thoughts when I hear rain outside is to stay in bed, but that is another story completely.)
I've been saving this outfit for a rainy day (pun intended) since I took these photos before Christmas. My outfit is more geared for a really cold day in the winter, but it was also raining the morning of this photo shoot. I went on a huge shopping spree at Express during December and purchased this classic wool hat, portofino shirt and color block skirt. I've been obsessed with their skirts lately, and I feel I am finding really great pieces that flatter my body. Armando has always liked Express, and I finally get why - their work appropriate clothing is affordable and on point.
Although it seems like I bought a whole new outfit from head-to-toe (which I kinda did) I am actually wearing some of the very first pairs of shoes I ever purchased from DSW. These Nine West boots are from my first year of college, and they have been one of the best boots I've ever purchased (and they were even on sale!) I wore these to class a few times and to my work-study job and I always felt they were comfortable while they gave me the look of longer legs. The heel cap wore down quickly, and I took them to a shoe cobbler (another first for me) who gave them some new life. Shoes can last a long time if you take care of them, and I'm glad I have taken care of these because they are great staple to my wardrobe. The coat and scarf are also old favorites that I am constantly reaching for during the winter. There is just something about a black coat and simple black scarf that is hard to resist.
To ease my decisions of getting dressed for a rainy day, my new formula for rainy days will be: hat + boots + coat. And of course an umbrella, can't forget the umbrella.
Hope you are having a great week so far!